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17 Jul 2014 - We are going to preface the titles of our Throwback Thursday republications with 'TT' if the time lag is substantial in an attempt to make it clearer that they are not current...

Here in the western Languedoc, much of the talk is about hail, the hail that on Sunday night wiped out some of the many vineyards between Carcassonne and Lézignan-Corbières, especially those...

Tags:  Burgundy, hail

11 Jul - See also Haisma on hail, and Burgundy vintages . 29 Jun - Yohan Castaing sends this very worrying news. The picture is from Nicolas Rossignol's Facebook page. See Burgundy 2012 -...

Tags:  Burgundy, hail

Gavin Quinney of Ch Bauduc writes: Thousands of hectares of vines between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers in the Entre Deux Mers were devastated by the hailstorm that ripped through this corner...

Tags:  2013, Bordeaux 2013, hail

Gavin Quinney of Ch Bauduc writes: To locate this scene of devastation, see this map on Bauduc.com   and see also Part 2 . The children were playing in the garden. The long...

Tags:  2013, Bordeaux 2013, hail

Last Wednesday, 20 June, hail storms in the Middle Mosel caused severe damage in some of the region’s vineyards. Worst hit were the towns and villages of Lieser, Kuers, Andel, Mülheim,...

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A brief visit to the Douro last month yielded some interesting tastings of both ports and table wines, on which I will be reporting, but also these snapshots of the tribulations of life as a vine....

Tags:  Douro, hail, viticulture

Wine writer and educator Young Shi commutes between London and Shanghai and represents my interests in China. She was rather shaken by what she found on her visit to Barolo last week. Listen...

Tags:  Barolo, Piemonte, 2014, hail

Some Bastille Day thoughts from Nick. Schadenfreude, joy provoked by the misery of others, is not a sentiment many of us will feel the day after Germany won the World Cup for the...

Tags:  France, hail

Gareth Skidmore lives in Burgundy, where he works as a translator and teaches wine-business English to Burgundians. One month to the day after the hailstorm and deluge that did so much...

Tags:  burgundy 2013, hail

Gareth Skidmore lives in Burgundy, where he works as a translator and  teaches wine-business English to Burgundians. With all the difficulties of the vine-growing season of 2013 - a...

Tags:  2013, burgundy 2013, hail

Gavin Quinney' writes: We had a storm in Bordeaux late last Friday and in the early hours of Saturday. Summer thunderstorms here are not uncommon after protracted heatwaves, but there was...

Tags:  bordeaux 2013, hail, 2013

Yohan Castaing writes: London is not the only place where temperatures soared in recent days; France has also been subject to the summer heat. So far the vines have not suffered too much,...

Tags:  2013, burgundy 2013, hail

In view of the photographs we published recently in What hail does to vines , we thought you might be interested in the following interview by Andrew Black, who sends out occasional ...

Tags:  Bordeaux 2009, hail
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